Craft Time: Tissue Paper Carnations
By: Amanda Formaro
Difficulty: Very Easy
Age: 4 and up
Parental supervision is recommended
Flowers are a mainstay on Valentine's Day, but real flower fade and wilt. Make this pretty in pink bundle of tissue paper carnations, they will last forever!
What you'll need:
- Pink tissue paper, cut into 7" x 3" rectangles (2 per flower)
- Pink and purple chenille stems
- Thin white ribbon
How to make it:
- Take two tissue paper rectangles and lay them one on top of the other so that that line up exactly.
- Cut ½" wide slits along the long edge about half way up the tissue paper. (See image.)
- Cut a one-inch piece off the chenille stem and set aside. (See image.)
- Place the long piece of chenille in the center of the tissue paper rectangle, the slits should be at the top. (See image.)
- Fold tissue paper in half, over the chenille stem, like a greeting card. (See image.)
- Holding the chenille in place, roll the tissue paper up around the chenille. (See image.)
- Hold tissue paper in place and wrap the small piece of chenille (that you trimmed off in step 3) around the tissue paper, below the slits. (See image.)
- Fluff up the petals of the flower to your liking.
- Repeat steps 1-8 for as many flowers as you like.
- Gather flower stems together and tie bouquet together with a piece of white ribbon. (See image.)
- Save tissue paper from birthday presents to use in craft projects.
- Chenille stems are available in a variety of colors, check for clearance sales after each holiday!
- Yarn may be used as a substitute for the ribbon.